Computer riding course app

Motorcycle riding course now on mobile app

An online American rider training course introduced in 2014 on desktop is now available on an app for Apple and Android mobile phones, tablets and laptops. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation online Basic eCourse has been taken by more than 60,000 students in 39 countries, from Australia to Uruguay. The interactive three-hour Basic eCourse costs $US19.99 …

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Senator Ricky Muir

Should motorcycle rider courses be subsidised?

With the motorcycle toll reaching new high levels in Victoria and other states, maybe it’s time to consider incentives for riders to do training courses, such as First Aid for Motorcyclists. Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party Senator Ricky Muir has thrown his support behind the course after attending one in Sale, Victoria. “There’s always a good …

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Road safety training UN suggests separate motorcycle lanes Remove dangerous roadside hazards

Dumb move to cut SMART rider training

The rider death toll on the Gold Coast hinterland has been steadily rising since the council-subsidised motorcycle roadcraft course was axed, leading to calls for it to be reinstated. The Safe Motorcycle Advanced Rider Training courses was cancelled in 2012 despite winning the inaugural 2011 Australian Road Safety Awards. It was cut over financial concerns and …

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California Superbike School BMW K 1200 S track day - simple

Preparation for first track day

In our first in a series on beginner track days, British blogger Dan who writes the popular Bike Track Days Hub, gave us his advice on whether riders should take the track-day plunge. If you were convinced, he now offers advice on how to prepare your bike for your first track day: If you’re thinking of …

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